Last month VinylPlus announced that in 2018 almost 740,000 tonnes of PVC had been recycled. That is an increase of 15.6 percent compared to 2017. With this result, 92.4 percent of the 2020 target of the program has been achieved. Since the launch of VinylPlus in 2000, a total of almost 5 million tonnes of PVC have been reused. VinylPlus is the sustainability program of the total PVC industry. PVC resin producers, manufacturers, suppliers of additives and recycling companies participate in the program. Shin-Etsu is also affiliated with VinylPlus. According to VinylPlus, the dedication of the total value chain is the reason for the success.